Shape Austin's Future - Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission

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Austin residents will redraw the city council district boundaries.

Background

Austin has a process for residents to redraw the boundaries of the council districts every ten years. The boundaries of the council districts greatly impact Austin’s government and will shape how residents are represented for the next decade.

Get involved

The 14 member Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC) has begun the work to redraw the 10 City Council Districts based on 2020 Census data.

Austin residents can voice their input in the following ways:

  1. Attend and/or speak at an in-person or virtual event:
    1. Public Forums: Latest dates and locations featured on the bottom section of this page.
      1. July - August 2021: Any of 10 preliminary public forums held across all ten districts.
      2. September - October 2021: Any live or virtual forum to provide feedback on map drafts.
    2. Commission Meetings:
      1. The commission has a general meeting weekly at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at the Permitting and Development Center (PDC), 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr., Austin, TX 78752.
      2. The last virtual meeting was held Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021.
      3. Future meeting details may be found here.
  2. Provide comments and feedback of the 2021 ICRC Preliminary Map from the Sept. 15, 2021 meeting via email:


    1. Click on this link to download the draft map. It can be found in the September 15, 2021 meeting heading and is listed as "Item2b_Preliminary Map Citywide."
    2. Email or write us at icrc.commissioners@austintexas.gov or Housing and Planning Department, Attn: ICRC, P.O. Box 1088, Austin, Texas 78767.

Learn more

You can learn more about the process on our website: Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission | AustinTexas.gov as well as RedistrictATX.org.

Please follow us on social media for the latest updates:

What district do I live in? Find your district at Council Districts (austintexas.gov).

View the first public forum held on Thursday, Jul 15, 2021 Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission Public Hearing - District 9 - Austin, TX (swagit.com)

Recordings of all other commission meetings and forums may be accessed on ATXN.

Austin residents will redraw the city council district boundaries.

Background

Austin has a process for residents to redraw the boundaries of the council districts every ten years. The boundaries of the council districts greatly impact Austin’s government and will shape how residents are represented for the next decade.

Get involved

The 14 member Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC) has begun the work to redraw the 10 City Council Districts based on 2020 Census data.

Austin residents can voice their input in the following ways:

  1. Attend and/or speak at an in-person or virtual event:
    1. Public Forums: Latest dates and locations featured on the bottom section of this page.
      1. July - August 2021: Any of 10 preliminary public forums held across all ten districts.
      2. September - October 2021: Any live or virtual forum to provide feedback on map drafts.
    2. Commission Meetings:
      1. The commission has a general meeting weekly at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at the Permitting and Development Center (PDC), 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr., Austin, TX 78752.
      2. The last virtual meeting was held Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021.
      3. Future meeting details may be found here.
  2. Provide comments and feedback of the 2021 ICRC Preliminary Map from the Sept. 15, 2021 meeting via email:


    1. Click on this link to download the draft map. It can be found in the September 15, 2021 meeting heading and is listed as "Item2b_Preliminary Map Citywide."
    2. Email or write us at icrc.commissioners@austintexas.gov or Housing and Planning Department, Attn: ICRC, P.O. Box 1088, Austin, Texas 78767.

Learn more

You can learn more about the process on our website: Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission | AustinTexas.gov as well as RedistrictATX.org.

Please follow us on social media for the latest updates:

What district do I live in? Find your district at Council Districts (austintexas.gov).

View the first public forum held on Thursday, Jul 15, 2021 Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission Public Hearing - District 9 - Austin, TX (swagit.com)

Recordings of all other commission meetings and forums may be accessed on ATXN.

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    How do we replace council members, since they don't seem to be for the people they represent.

    bg asked over 1 year ago

    The current redistricting process will affect future elections and how Austin residents are represented for the next decade. There are many ways you can participate in this process. You can apply to be on the Applicant Review Panel or Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission if you meet the eligibility requirements. You can review eligibility requirements and apply online on our website at redistrictatx.org. If you are not selected for either of these groups, the Commission will hold public sessions around Austin next year, where you can attend and provide feedback on the redrawing of the district lines.

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    There is free software that does this. You enter a population map and give it a starting point, for instance, CITY Hall, and it draws districts of equal population without considering race, sex, ethnicity, age, economic status, etc. etc. You need some people to do the work and some experienced auditors to be sure it's done accurately. Why do you want a Commission of people to bicker about these issue when the solution is right in front of you?

    Wastrel Wastrel asked over 1 year ago

    Thank you for your interest in the redistricting process. The requirements for the redistricting process are outlined in the City Charter. The Commission will decide on the new boundaries through an open and transparent process with many opportunities for public input. That input could include a recommendation to use a tool as you suggest. You can find more information about the City's redistricting process on our website at redistrictatx.org

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    Hello, I'm a part time City of Austin employee can I apply to the Commission?

    Trish Fraga asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Trish! Thanks for your question. Unfortunately you are not eligible to be on the Commission. Anyone who has been a paid City employee with the City of Austin within three years of their application date is not eligible. This includes temporary or part-time employees. We appreciate your interest and hope you will encourage others you know to apply!

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